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Feb 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
. the u.s. trade gap narrows as the world buys more made in america products and the u.s. buys less foreign oil. >> susie: and with gas prices rising, chevy hopes its new diesel chevy cruze will attract buyers looking for more miles per gallon. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r." >> susie: millions of people are bracing tonight for a powerful snow storm that could cripple the east coast. some forecasters say this could be the blizzard of the century with record amounts of snow and extremely strong winds. in parts of the northeast, transportation was shut down. the governors of massachusetts and connecticut declared a state of emergency and banned car travel, train service and cancelled flights in and out of boston. while the worst of the storm has yet to hit, many businesses and cities were busy making preparations today. erika miller reports. >> reporter: this monstrous storm is already being compared to the great blizzard of '78, when vast amounts of snow blanketed the ohio valley and the great lakes. that storm lasted 36 hours, leaving cars stranded. this storm could also b
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Jan 31, 2013 7:00pm PST
the u.s. >> reporter: anheuser-busch inbev offered to sell of it's interest in an importing arm to constellation brands and make the company the sole importer of corona beer for ten years. but the justice department says that solution does not go far enough. darren gersh, "n.b.r.," washington. >> susie: on wall street today, stocks finished lower on mixed news about the economy, and worries about tomorrow's important jobs report. jobless claims rose by 38,000, more than expected. consumer spending rose slightly in december, as personal income climbed 2.6%, the highest increase in eight years, on this last trading day of january, the dow lost almost 50 points, the nasdaq was unchanged, and the s&p fell about four points. despite the sell off today, january was a strong month for stocks. the dow surged 6%, its best january since 1994. a 4% gain on the nasdaq, and the s&p jumped 5%. on wall street, they say a big january for stocks usually means a big year as well, it's called the "january barometer." if stocks follow history, they could be up by 20% or more. will that hold true in 20
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Feb 15, 2013 6:30pm PST
. that and more tonight on "n.b.r." investors spent much of this week focused on the u.s. market with major market indexes hitting five-year highs. but now the spotlight is shifting overseas. g-20 finance ministers and central bankers are meeting in moscow over the weekend. they will be debating the need for austerity, versus the need to spur growth. no one expects a quick turnaround for the european economy, which has been mired in recession. but as erika miller reports, that may make now a good time to invest. >> reporter: it would makes sense that american investors would be loading up on u.s. stocks with the market here doing so well. but they're not. last week, investors in stock mutual funds put virtually all their cash in international markets. more than $3 billion went into funds holding international stocks. by comparison, mutual funds holding u.s. stocks suffered their first outflows of the year. investment advisors say small investors may be on to something. >> international investing has had a bad reputation over the last couple of years had a bad experience, people h
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Feb 7, 2013 4:30pm PST
though those retail numbers are a positive sign for the u.s. economy. investors were worried about some not so good signals today about europe's economy. stocks turned negative on comments from europe's central bank president saying the strong euro could dampen europe's recovery. here on wall street, the dow fell 42 points, the nasdaq lost three and the s&p slipped over two points. >> tom: still ahead, douglas burtnick joins us, he's with aberdeen asset management. >> susie: a battle is brewing between a big name hedge fund investor and apple. at issue: how to get apple to unlock value for shareholders. today david einhorn of greenlight capital sued apple to block a move that would stop the use of preferred shares. shareholders will vote on this at apple's annual meeting on february 27. what einhorn is proposing is that apple pay out more of its cash hoard to investors, using a special kind of preferred stock. einhorn has a lot at stake: his fund owns more than one million shares of apple, and while the stock rose a bit today, it's down 35% since its peak of $700 last september. la
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Feb 25, 2013 7:00pm EST
showing in italy's elections by groups opposed to economic reform, on top of that, u.s. equities face a looming friday deadline for massive government budget cuts, known as "sequestration." the dow tumbled 216 points, the nasdaq fell nearly 46, and the s&p 500 lost 28 points. while there's been much talk of a correction in the stock market, sequestration may not be the catalyst. suzanne pratt reports. >> reporter: it is widely accepted on wall street that sequestration is coming. and, with it a new reason for the fragile u.s. economy to sputter. but, what will the first phase of billions of dollars in federal spending cuts actually do to the u.s. stock market? after all, major market averages are hovering close to all-time highs, and don't forget investors are finally warming up to equities again. floor broker art cashin says today's selling was mostly a reaction to italy's election, and that the stock market is not yet focused on sequestration. >> i don't think that even we slip into sequestration it will have the same dramatic effect that the fiscal cliff and the debt ceiling had. it
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Feb 14, 2013 4:30pm PST
agreement from the u.s. department of education's ready to learn grant, and viewers like you, thank you. go online to pbskidsgo.org and you can take clips from the show make your own video, music video, or even a video about me, manny spamboni! now go, so i can watch it! (cackling) we've been walking for a half hour and we only got from the see slide to the... (laughter) you are not you're -- (laughter) nice! captioning sponsored by wpbt >> this is n.b.r. >> susie: good evening. i'm susie gharib. tom is off tonight. hungry for a deal, warren buffett partners up to buy up ketchup maker heinz in a $28 billion deal. the u.s. airways/american airlines merger is ready for take-off, and the companies say they see no turbulence ahead from washington regulators. and senate democrats offer their plan to head off the sequester's sharp spending cuts. we get the details from michigan senator debbie stabenow. we have that and more tonight on "n.b.r." two big sweetheart deals on this valentine's day: american airlines is merging with u.s. airways, creating the world's largest airline company; and
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Feb 21, 2013 7:00pm EST
the big selloff in commodities. >> susie: and u.s. companies and infrastructure are increasing under the threat of cyber attack. we look at a new plan tying safeguards to trade policy. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: on the comeback trail, hewlett packard posting better than expected first quarter results tonight, as a wide- ranging revamp of the struggling computer maker takes hold. and its shares take flight, rising over 6% in after hours trading. h.p. earned $0.82 a share, $0.11 better than wall street had anticipated. and revenues, while down at $28.4 billion, also beat the street. c.e.o. meg whitman has been on the job 17 months, speaking with investors today, whitman said she felt good about the rest of the year, and that last year's hard work was paying off for h.p. but, analysts say h.p. is not out of the woods yet. >> it's the type of thing that can be fixed quickly. this isn't going to take several years to play out so first of all it seems like meck whitman's vision is very much on track but we're not seeing that play out in the financials, but it is e
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Feb 25, 2013 4:30pm PST
." agreement from the u.s. department of education's ready to learn grant, and viewers like you, thank you. mmy, bat, nuggets and all your favorite animated characters are auditioning, and you're the judge. so plug into pbskidsgo.org and play to decide who has what it takes. wait, wait, jess, don't leave. i'll help you out here. pull! (glass breaking) cut! captioning sponsored by wpbt >> this is n.b.r. >> susie: good evening everyone. i'm susie gharib. worries about political gridlock, in italy and in washington, cause investors to dump stocks. it's the worst day for wall street since the november elections. >> tom: i'm tom hudson. with $85 billion in federal spending cuts just days away, we talk with congresswoman cathy mcmorris rodgers. >> susie: and the man who founded barnes and noble wants to buy his bookstores back, but he has no interest in the company's electronic book reader b&n's nook business. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: a sharp sell off on wall street today, as stocks suffered their biggest drop since november. italian and american politics put investors in
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Feb 11, 2013 7:00pm PST
biggest hurdles to growth. the u.s. is running an annual deficit of $1.1 trillion. >> we still have some fiscal speed bumps coming. and then we have the question of what they actually do on the fiscal side. so, right now, the economy and the fiscal situation are wrapped up into one really nasty ball of wax. >> reporter: keep in mind that many of the international problems that have existed for more than a year haven't gone away. slowing economies in europe and china could slow global growth. and conflict with iran could push up energy prices. erika miller, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: joining us now with more on what to expect from president obama's state of the union address, david gordon, head of research at the eurasia group in washington d.c. >> so if you heard from our report, david, it's all about the economy. that's the big interest for most americans. what can the president propose tomorrow that will get the economy moving without some kind of big stimulus plan? >> so i think that the president's going to try to do a couple of things. first he's going to call on others to h
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Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
confidence is starting to return. >> reporter: sure, the u.s. economy may be outperforming most other developed nations. but some investment strategists see good opportunities in the weakest parts the world like europe. >> although growth is still negative, we do believe that this year will be that tipping point where growth returns positive. and things are getting progressively just a little less bad. >> reporter: he recommends buying the stocks of big european companies that get much of their revenues outside the region. >> you've got a lot of companies based in these countries which sell to the emerging markets and that growing consumer within the emerging markets. i think you're seeing a lot of >> reporter: but others have a country specific approach. wells fargo advisors has norway as a top pick. >> not only is it a country with relatively low debt and a good credit standing, but it's also a country that's the 15th largest oil exporter in the world. and we think oil prices will continue to edge higher here. >> reporter: but, remember, even if you just buy stocks of big american c
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Feb 11, 2013 6:30pm PST
, and investors are seeing in the u.s. economy. we preview the economic state of the union. why regulators need to treat them like other business. then u.s. airways sees big benefits in merging with american airlines. we look at the new landscape for airlines if the deal goes through. we have that anmore tonight on nbr. president obama is preparing to deliver his first state of the union address of his new term, tomorrow. the american people will be listening carefully to his plans to grow the economy, especially as they struggle with less take home pay, and worries about their jobs. while there are signs of improvement in the economy, the unemployment rate rose in january to 7.9%. so what is the current state of the economy? erika miller talked to two experts with different views. >> reporter: it may seem strange to many investors that the stock market can be hovering at five- year highs, when the economy is so weak. but what's fueling the rally is not the current situation, it's hope. >> we've taken out some of the downside tail risks. so, we're feeling like although it's not
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Feb 22, 2013 7:00pm PST
trial pitting the u.s. government and gulf coast states against b.p. is due to begin. ruben ramirez has a preview of the case and the possibility of a last minute deal. >> reporter: nearly three years after a rig explosion killed 11 people and spilled four million barrels of oil into the gulf of mexico the u.s. government and b.p. are set to square off in a louisiana courtroom. b.p. has a history of settling civil cases before or during trial, so an eleventh hour deal could still be reached. the justice department and gulf states are considering offering b.p. a $16 billion deal, that's nearly three times what b.p. had hoped to pay. for it's part, b.p. says: >> we have always been open to settlements on reasonable terms, faced with demands that are excessive and not based on reality or the merits of the case, we are going to trial. >> reporter: if there is no settlement over the weekend, well owner b.p. will be joined by rig owner transocean and halliburton, the cement services provider on the well. on the other side will be the justice department, several gulf coast states and other
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Feb 25, 2013 7:00pm PST
political deadline dominating u.s. headlines, as long as lawmakers reach an agreement soon. >> they are expecting that dip into sequestration to be fairly short-lived and there to be a compromise worked out sometime before the ongoing resolution on march 27. so, there is room for disappointment if we don't get that silver bullet. >> reporter: still, stocks are vulnerable to myriad other headwinds too, the most notable is the end of a surprisingly good earnings season, and a muddled outlook for corporate profits in 2013. >> we've seen first quarter earnings growth expectations shrink to just a little over 0% from expectations of 3% or 4%. so, it's almost as if for every percentage point companies were beating fourth quarter numbers analysts were cutting the first quarter numbers by a similar amount. >> reporter: so even if sequestration doesn't kill the stock market rally. it could certainly amplify a correction that may have already gotten started. suzanne pratt, "n.b.r.," new york. >> tom: as suzanne mentioned, we're just days away from $85 billion in federal spending cuts hitting the
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Feb 5, 2013 6:30pm PST
technology industry. >> susie: the u.s. government wants as much as $5 billion from standard and poors, officially accusing the credit ratings agency of fraud during the housing boom. >> tom: and earnings from a trio of consumer stocks finds us spending money on eating out and watching tv. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r." >> tom: a bold new chapter for computer maker dell was opened today. michael dell said today he's taking the company he founded almost 30 years ago private. it's a $24.5 billion deal offering dell investors $13.65 per share. now, at one point, dell was the largest p.c. maker in the world, boasting market capitalization of more than $100 billion. now, it sits behind apple, hewlett packard and lenovo, valued a fifth of what it once was. ruben ramirez begins are coverage. >> reporter: michael dell admits he missed the consumer shift away from the p.c. to tablets and smartphones, but today's announcement his company is going private doesn't necessary address how dell is going to try to capture those markets. >> they want to continue to be a hardware player, but
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Feb 1, 2013 6:30pm PST
. suzanne pratt has more. >> reporter: stuck in neutral. that seems to be the best cliche for the u.s. job market, right now. the nation's unemployment rate has been lurking just around 8% for the last six months. and, the number of news jobs created is barely keeping pace with population growth. still, some economists think the latest labor data is encouraging. >> when we look at the number of jobs being created even though it was a tad below expectations, it was still a healthy number that should continue to help the economy. >> reporter: the main reason for optimism: those positive revisions to november and december jobs data. it turns out, the government underestimated how many positions were added by 127,000. it was that miscount that helped push the dow over 14,000 for the first time in more than five years. and, at 14,000 the blue-chip index is about 150 to 200 points away from its all-time high. market pros like wayne kaufman predict new highs for stocks in coming weeks. >> many investors, retail investors, individual investors are reaching the point of recognition where they no lo
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Feb 13, 2013 6:30pm EST
u.s. government the capacity it needs to secure our networks. the president also issued an executive order, to create cyber security standards for u.s. businesses, and for the government to share more information about threats. but cyber security experts, say while that sounds easy, it's hard to do. >> you can't just inform one party necessarily, you might really have an obligation as a government to inform every player in a sector, and then of course that's a high bar, because you're sharing the information with a lot of people which increases the likelihood that it might get out back into the wrong hands. >> susie: beckstrom says the threat of cyber attack or manipulation to critical infrastructure like the power grid and transportation systems is much worse than most people expect. from the "ramones" to the "clash," still ahead, investing in punk rock history, and the prices might surprise you. after the closing bell on wall street today, record revenues for cisco systems: $12.1 billion. that gave the networking equipment maker earnings of $0.51 a share, in its fiscal second quart
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Feb 19, 2013 4:30pm PST
agreement from the u.s. department of education's ready to learn grant, and viewers like you, thank you. mmy, bat, nuggets and all your favorite animated characters are auditioning, and you're the judge. so plug into pbskidsgo.org and play to decide who has what it takes. wait, wait, jess, don't leave. i'll help you out here pull! (glass breaking) cut! captioning sponsored by wpbt >> this is n.b.r. >> tom: good evening. i'm tom hudson. office depot and office max could be the next big wall street merger. what this year's mergers means for the markets. >> susie: i'm susie gharib. dell's financial outlook in the spotlight today not only because it reported a big drop in sales and profits, but also more questions on how founder michael dell will take his company private. >> tom: and president obama makes another push to avoid government spending cuts as deficit watchdogs roll out a plan to duce government debt. >> susie: we have that and more tonight on "n.b.r." hope and optimism here on wall street today; investors are buying up stocks as a wave of deals sweeps through corporate ameri
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Feb 4, 2013 7:00pm PST
subprime mortgage data as the rest of the market-- including u.s. government officials who in 2007 publicly stated that problems in the subprime market appeared to be contained." >> reporter: s&p goes on to argue that the securities at issue in the justice department's case were reviewed by another ratings agency and received the same rating. s&p says it also began downgrading many mortgage securities in 2006, warning that conditions in the housing market were deteriorating. but critics say what matters is what s&p claimed at the time it stamped securities triple a. >> the ratings agencies claim that they have unique analytic abilities and very sophisticated models that enable them to determine the credit worthiness of a bond, a derivative, a security. >> reporter: s&p points out court rulings have dismissed what it called challenges to a credit rating made with 20/20 hindsight. if the justice department does sue, standard and poor's says it will vigorously defend itself. darren gersh, "n.b.r.," washington. >> tom: still ahead, tonight's word on the street: consumers, the street.co
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Feb 19, 2013 6:30pm PST
feeling the urge to merge. from the american airlines-u.s. airways deal to warren buffet's ketchup acquisition, multibillion-dollar marriages are fast and furious. there's even an office romance brewing between office depot and office max. all the pairing can be good for shareholders of the acquired firms, not to mention investment bankers, but what does it mean for the broader stock market? floor broker doreen mogavero says it's definitely a vote of confidence for the stock market, but she worries about long-term ramifications for the economy. >> i'm not so sure how much consolidation is actually good because that to me actually means job losses at the administrative level, factory level and even c.e.o. level. so-- i'm not that worried about the c.e.o.s, but still. >> reporter: this year, as m&a activity heats up, stocks have resisted a much talked about correction. the dow, s&p 500 and nasdaq are all up a healthy amount. investment pro sam stovall says if the majority of deals are cash, as many have been in 2013, it suggests the m&a cycle is just getting started. >> it's later in
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Feb 21, 2013 1:00am PST
name in the u.s., but if you use an apple iphone, hewlett packard computer or any of dozens of other electronic devices, foxconn is the taiwanese company that assembles it. today foxconn said it has frozen the hiring of assembly-line workers in china after the lunar holiday there. that fed speculation about demand from apple and h.p. apple shares fell 2.2% since the plant freezing hiring makes the iphone five, but foxconn said its decision to stop hiring was not related to making the iphone. an analyst at investment bank u.b.s. thinks it could be because of less demand for hewlett packard desktop computers. h.p.q. shares were down by 1.1%. hewlett-packard reports its latest quarterly earnings tomorrow after the closing bell. independent energy companies devon and anadarko updated their shareholders on their strategies, but both were greeted with selling. anadarko petroleum was down 4.5%. it's energy production outlook was less than expected while it's forecast for capital spending was more than anticipated. it expects to be among the most active deepwater drillers this year. devon en
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Feb 18, 2013 7:00pm EST
the way. there are 1.5 million registered 501(c)3 charities in the u.s., but finding those that have the biggest impact in the communities they serve isn't easy. large charitable foundations, much like institutional investors, do their own research, but its more challenging for individual donors. the global philanthropy network started the social impact exchange, a group made up of non-profit organizations and non-profit experts. they came up with something similar to a stock index called the s&i index, for "social" and "impact." only, instead of publicly traded stocks, it's made up of the top charities in the country with a proven track record. the doe fund is one of those. >> if we couldn't measure it, it wasn't worth doing for us. >> reporter: at s&i100.org, donors can search organizations in their communities, review growth plans and program metrics. >> if you really want to have confidence that you're going to help a child learn to read or move a single mom out of poverty or graduate kids from the toughest neighborhoods of high school, these are the organizations that have proof
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Feb 26, 2013 7:00pm PST
, reported by most u.s. companies in january, were stronger than expected. let's be clear-- they weren't huge numbers. but it's the element of surprise-- in this case, positive-- that matters most for stock investors. so here comes another surprise in the land of corporate scorecards. it looks like first quarter results will be pretty bumpy. we know this because companies are red-flagging their upcoming performance, a move known as guidance. >> so far, we've received 80 negative guidance and only 19 positive, which brings us to a negative-positive ratio of 4.2%. this is the weakest showing in over a decade. >> reporter: as a result, analysts have slashed q-1 earnings estimates. right now, s&p 500 firms are expected to enjoy only a 1.5% increase in profits. back in october, those same analysts were forecasting a more respectable 7% gain. it turns out several factors are behind corporate america's changing profit picture. >> in addition to the typical reasons, which is worries in europe, we're also seeing that companies are citing restructuring related costs, also the government sp
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Feb 8, 2013 7:00pm PST
wise. after that, down we go displuz for most of the u.s., households use natural gas. they don't use heating oil. and the ones that do are mostly in the northeast. so come march, will their pricees, their home bills be down? >> by the end of march, it will be much lower. 10% lower is what i'm estimating. >> susie: let me talk to you about gasoline because we've also seen gasoline prices have been going up every single day for the last 21 days and averaging $3.55 a gallon. where can we expect gasoline prices to go over the next couple of weeks? >> i think it's going to follow a similar trend of heating oil. i think we have another two to three weeks of somewhat higher prices. after, that i also think it's going to go down. the reason why, refineries are going to switch over to unleaded gas and there will be more than enough supply in the marketplace, and because of that i think we see a drop. i think we're going to see a 20 cent drop by the end of march. >> susie: also, tell us about supplies, we saw during hurricane sandy here in the middl northeast, most people were not prepared to
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Feb 12, 2013 7:00pm EST
last year, there are fresh worries about the state of the u.s. economy and profits for this year. on top of that, financial conditions in the eurozone are still a threat to u.s. stocks. >> with the market at current levels, which... basically looks like they're priced for perfection, there doesn't leave a lot of room for any disappointing news. and there are a lot of areas that could create disappointing news. >> reporter: weissberg says many market pros believe stocks are headed higher, but they need a catalyst, and that's unlikely to come from tonight's state of the union. suzanne pratt, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: still ahead, why ailing smartphone maker blackberry is hoping the sports market will help it on its road to recovery. we'll explain in tonight's "beyond the scoreboard." a "silly sideshow--" that's what apple c.e.o. tim cook called a recent lawsuit filed by hedge fund manager david einhorn. speaking at a goldman sachs technology conference today, cook also said apple is considering einhorn's proposal to issue preferred stock and return more money to shareholders. einho
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Feb 14, 2013 6:30pm PST
billion deal. the u.s. airways/american airlines merger is ready for take-off, and the companies say they see no turbulence ahead from washington regulators. and senate democrats offer their plan to head off the sequester's sharp spending cuts. we get the details from michigan senator debbie stabenow. we have that and more tonight on "n.b.r." two big sweetheart deals on this valentine's day: american airlines is merging with u.s. airways, creating the world's largest airline company; and warren buffett is buying h.j. heinz, the biggest food company acquisition ever. we'll have more on american in a moment, but we begin tonight with buffett and that surprising mega-food deal. the billionaire investor is teaming up with the billionaire owners of 3g capital to buy the ketchup maker for $28 billion. the private equity group and buffett's berkshire hathaway are paying $72.50 a share in cash. that's a 20% premium over heinz's closing price yesterday. ruben ramirez reports. >> reporter: the oracle of omaha now has a new title: ketchup king. for the first time, warren buffett, who's shied away fr
WETA
Feb 6, 2013 6:30pm EST
rain and snow, but not on saturdays. the u.s. postal service is dropping saturday letter deliveries to save billions. >> tom: i'm tom hudson. fresh pain at the pump. american drivers see a steep jump in gas prices: up 15 cents a gallon in the past week alone. >> susie: and the federal reserve says it's been hit, by cyber hackers. we look at u.s. businesses and just how safe their networks are. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: the u.s. postal service says this summer it will stop delivering mail on saturdays, ending a service that began 150 years ago. cutting back to a five-day a week schedule will save $2- billion. the post office has been losing about $20 million a day, as e- mail useage ramps up and mail volume plunges. congress has required the post office to deliver six days a week, but the postmaster general believes there is a loophole in the law that will allow him to make the change. darren gersh reports on the business fallout. >> reporter: first class mail is the postal service's most profitable product. it is also a business that is disappearing at the ra
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Feb 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
has been aggressively overseas. analysts say we could see more well-established u.s. brands look to do deals with partners in fast-growing emerging markets as a way to spark growth. ruben ramirez, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: steve farley is familiar with warren buffett's recipe for success. his new york investment firm, farley capital, has held berkshire hathaway stock for two decades. >> so, steve, we know that warren buffett likes bargains. he's a penny pincher, self-described. and here he's paying a 20% premium for h.j. heinz. are you concerned he's overpaying? >> i'm not. i think first of all, the way buffett, what he is concerned about is the price he's paying for the value he's getting. it's really irrelevant to him what premium he is paying to what price someone else pays a week ago. it's really irrelevant. it's the price he's paying and value es's getting and i think he's getting good value. >> susie: berkshire hathaway stock rose a little on the news. does it make sense to put new money to buy berkshire a shares at $149,000 a share or even the b shares at close to the $10
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